Tony Mendez
Antonio Joseph "Tony" Mendez (born November 15, 1940) is an American CIA technical operations officer, now retired, who specialized in support of clandestine and covert CIA operations. He has written ...
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Richard Morefield
Richard Henry Morefield (September 9, 1929 – October 11, 2010) served in the United States Foreign Service and was one of the 66 staff members at the American embassy in Teheran who were taken c...
Operation Eagle Claw
Operation Eagle Claw (or Operation Evening Light or Operation Rice Bowl) was a United States Armed Forces operation ordered by US President Jimmy Carter to attempt to end the Iran hostage crisis by re...
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United Nations Security Council Resolution 457
United Nations Security Council Resolution 457, adopted unanimously on 4 December 1979, addressed the ongoing Iran hostage crisis. After expressing concern at the level of tensions between Iran and th...
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Billy Carter
William Alton "Billy" Carter III (March 29, 1937 – September 25, 1988) was an American businessman and politician. Carter promoted Billy Beer, and was a candidate for Mayor of Plains, Georgia. H...
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Richard Queen
Richard Ivan Queen (August 7, 1951 – August 14, 2002) was born in Washington D.C. and worked for the U.S. State Department as Vice Consul at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran. On November 4, 1979, he w...
Bruce Laingen
Lowell Bruce Laingen (born August 6, 1922) is an American retired diplomat who served as the United States Ambassador to Malta from 1977 and 1979. Laingen is best known as the most senior American off...
Abulhassan Banisadr
Seyyad Abolhassan Banisadr ( pronunciation  ; Persian: سیِّدابوالحسن بنی‌صدر‎; born 22 March 1933) is an Iranian politician, economist and human rights activist. He was the first...
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1980 Summer Olympics boycott
The 1980 Summer Olympics boycott of the Moscow Olympics was one part of a number of actions initiated by the United States to protest the Soviet invasion in Afghanistan. The Soviet Union and other cou...
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Torrijos–Carter Treaties
The Torrijos–Carter Treaties are two treaties signed by the United States and Panama in Washington, D.C., on September 7, 1977, which abrogated the Hay–Bunau-Varilla Treaty of 1903. The treaties guara...
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Timeline of the Iran hostage crisis
The Iran hostage crisis, also known in Iran as the Conquest of the American Spy Den (Persian: تسخیر لانه جاسوسی آمریکا Taskhire lāne jāsusi Âmrikā), was a diplomatic crisis between Iran and the United...
Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam
Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam is a non-fiction work written by Mark Bowden.Guests of the Ayatollah relates the events surrounding the Iran hostage cris...
Operation Ajax
The 1953 Iranian coup d'état, known in Iran as the 28 Mordad coup, was the overthrow of the democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran Mohammad Mosaddegh on 19 August 1953, masterminded by the Unit...
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Iran hostage crisis
The Iran hostage crisis, referred to within Iran in Persian as تسخیر لانه جاسوسی امریکا (literally "Conquest of the American Spy Den,"), was a diplomatic crisis between Iran and the United States. Fif...
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Political scandals during the Carter administration
This article provides a list of political scandals of the United States, sorted from most recent date to least recent.
The article is organized by presidential terms and then divided into scandals...
Ebrahim Asgharzadeh
Ebrahim Asgharzadeh (Persian: ابراهیم اصغرزاده‎) is an Iranian political activist and politician. He served as a member of the 3rd Majlis (Iran's legislature) from 1989–1993 and as a member of t...
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Ruhollah Khomeini
Ruhollah Moosavi Khomeini (Persian: روح‌الله خمینی‎, [ruːholˈlɑːhe χomeiˈniː], 24 September 1902 – 3 June 1989) was an Iranian religious leader, revolutionary, politician, and leader of the...
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Mohammad Mousavi Khoeiniha
Mohammad Mousavi Khoeiniha (born 1942) is an Iranian cleric and secretary general of the reformist Association of Combatant Clerics. He was the founder of the now defunct Salam and is a member of the...
Bert Lance
Thomas Bertram "Bert" Lance (June 3, 1931 – August 15, 2013) was an American businessman who served as Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Jimmy Carter in 1977. He is known...
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Hussein Sheikholeslam
Hussein Sheikholeslam is a member of the Islamic Consultative Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Iran. He was also the Iranian ambassador to Syria.Sheikholeslam is one of the students/militants who ...
Jimmy Carter judicial appointment controversies
During President Jimmy Carter's presidency, he nominated four people for four different federal appellate judgeships who were not processed by the Democratic-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee befo...
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Embassy of the United States, Tehran
The Embassy of the United States of America in Tehran was the United States of America's diplomatic mission in the Imperial State of Iran. Direct bilateral diplomatic relations between the two governm...
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Case Concerning United States Diplomatic and Consular Staff in Tehran
United States v Iran [1980] ICJ 1 (also called the Case Concerning United States Diplomatic and Consular Staff in Tehran) is a public international law case (issued in two decisions) brought to the In...
Jimmy Carter rabbit incident
The Jimmy Carter rabbit incident, dubbed the "killer rabbit" attack by the media, involved a swamp rabbit that swam toward then–U.S. President Jimmy Carter's fishing boat on April 20, 1979. The incide...
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Abbas Abdi
Abbas Abdi  pronunction  ah-BAHSS-ahb-DEE (born 1956) is one of Iran's most influential reformists, journalist, self-taught sociologist and social activist.
Abdi was born in 1956. He stu...
Kenneth D. Taylor
Kenneth Douglas "Ken" Taylor, OC (born October 5, 1934) is a Canadian diplomat, educator and businessman, best known for his role in the 1979 covert operation called the "Canadian Caper" when he was t...
Mohsen Mirdamadi
Mohsen Mirdamadi, was an organizer of the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, a member of the parliament of Iran (the Majlis) from 2000-2004, and the "head of the largest pro-reform party" in Iran, Islamic Ira...